“Shape clay into a vessel; It is the space within that makes it useful.” — Tao Te Ching

Most ‘productivity hacks’ turn us into more efficient computers. But not into more effective creators.

Apart from one productivity hack: Do less things.

Doing less things means you will be a less efficient computer. But the seed of creativity gets to show up more often.

Doing less things means we have space. Not to deem ‘wasted’, but to deem ‘opportunity’.

When we’re ‘doing’, we’re divided between creating and productivity. When we’re ‘not doing’, we can commit to creative thought, undistracted by productivity.

This can be a tough one for me to make happen. Maybe it is for you too. Start by making just a few spaces in your week dedicated to space. Since it’s the space that makes you truly useful as a creator.